You don’t have to be a professional nutritionist to know that trying to change your body by only working out, and not looking at how you eat, is misguided and will significantly slow down your progress. The impact of what we eat (and drink) on our body really cannot be over-stated. That’s why we’ve made it easy to access the knowledge and guidance of a nutrition consultant here at Compel Fitness.

Here is a list of just some of the things that are impacted by our dietary habits:

  • Fitness

    • Weight gain (or loss)

      • 2/3 of the US is currently overweight
    • The ability to build muscle and recover from workouts
    • Energy levels
  • Physical health

    • Cancer
    • Heart disease
    • Diabetes
    • Seizures
    • Inflammation / pain
  • Mental health

    • Ability to focus/ cognitive performance
    • Depression
    • Anxiety
    • Stress levels

Pretty amazing right? With this in mind isn’t it a good idea to make sure that you know what you are eating? And to know what proper nutrition looks like?

Now I know that lot’s of people have a complicated love (how they taste/make you feel short term) / hate (the regret/ guilt and how they make you feel long term) relationship with certain foods, typically processed carbs, fried foods and sweets, which make the idea of “going on a diet” very daunting.

As any nutritionist will tell you, our relationship with food by itself makes the process hard enough, but introduce all the competing theories, new trends and unfamiliar language and it can seem overwhelming.

For example:

  • Diets:

    • Low carb diets
    • Low fat diets
    • High protein diets
    • Atkins diet
    • Mediterranean diet
    • Paleo diet
    • Slow carb diet
    • Bullet Proof diet
  • Macro nutrients:

    • Carbs
    • Fats
    • Proteins
  • Micro nutrients:

    • What vitamins and why are these essential?
    • What minerals and why are these essential?
    • What happens when I don’t get enough?
  • What is “nutrient timing” and why is that important?
  • What does GMO mean and why should I care?
  • What about Gluten?
  • How does diet effect hormone levels?
  • Is Organic really worth the cost?

Overwhelmed yet? Now, while we aren’t doctors or dieticians, and we can’t diagnose or treat any diseases, our nutrition consultants can and will help to educate you on the basics though our newsletter (just sign up below) to give you the power to make better choices. And the good news is that you don’t have to be PERFECT all the time to make significant changes to your body and you health.

And, in addition to that, for those looking for even more in-depth, detailed dietary guidance we also have a nutritionist app that will provide you with a meal plan and grocery list that is created by a registered dietician.

To learn more about our the app or our nutrition programs, please contact us directly.

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